diglloyd Mac Performance Guide
Envoy Pro mini - In Motion There Exists Great Potential
Deal Zone, Great Deal Every Day
View BEST Deals Right Now
Sony A7R II NOW IN STOCK ✓
42 megapixels, 4K video, in body stabilization
FREE SHIPPING in stock as of 2015-08-31 14:04 PST
4K Televisions UP TO 56% OFF
Sony, Samsung, Sharp, LG
At trusted vendor B&H Photo
Most models with FREE SHIPPING
Sleek and Fast SSD
240GB / 480GB / 1TB, perfect for travel or silent backup.

Buyer's Guide: Memory for Mac Pro

Last updated November 04, 2009 - Send Feedback

Be sure to see Optimizing Photoshop for other insights on high-performance systems. Equipment specifically recommended for high performance with Photoshop is covered on the Optimizing Photoshop — Conclusions page.

Recommended memory for Mac Pro

Mac Pro users can do no better than OWC’s “Apple Qualified” memory. I pounded this memory for several weeks for all the Optimizing Photoshop testing on the Mac Pro.

As of July 2010, I have nine of the OWC 8GB modules in my two Mac Pro Nehalems, and I’ver never observed even a single ECC error. See Testing Memory for Reliability.

It turns out that the 8GB modules work fine in the new Mac Pro Westmere (August 2010).

Each generation Mac Pro has its own kind of memory; the memory selector at OWC walks you through this.

  • For 8-core Mac pro, get 12GB as 6 X 2GB or 24GB as 6 X 4GB or 48GB as 6 X 8GB.
  • For the 4-core Mac Pro, get 12GB as 3 X 4GB or 12GB as 3 X 8GB.
    OWC 4GB memory module for MacBook Pro  OWC 4GB memory module for Mac Pro Nehalem
    OWC 8GB and 4GB memory modules

Older Macs

The pre-Nehalem model uses FB-DIMMS, with large heat sinks:

OWC Apple Qualified FB-DIMMS for Mac Pro
The OWC 4GB “Apple Qualified” FB-DIMMS for the 2007-2008 Mac Pro
Cycling

diglloyd.com | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
Mailing Lists | RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2008-2015 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.